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  • Afrikanisch-europäische Verständigung | Initiative Black and White | Wanfried

    ABOUT US With the Black and White initiative, we are committed to African-European understanding and cooperation. We focus primarily on personal encounters. For decades, we have been using school project days to inspire children and young people in particular to get involved in peaceful, fair and solidarity-based relationships with people in and from Africa. We pass on the knowledge that only such relationships will ensure the survival of humanity. In Africa we cooperate with our partner association, the initiative Black&White Ghana. Through this partnership, we want to bring more people in Africa and Europe into contact and use the new possibilities of the Internet to do so. ​ LEARN MORE WHAT WE DO The Initiative Black and White promote the understanding that Africans and Europeans are members of one global human family. This conviction is also the basis of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We promote this understanding to be more interested in each other. We promote to work for peaceful, just and solidary relations and to build them ourselves. We focus on building direct relationships between people in and from Africa and Europe, so far mainly Germany. With school project days we try to win children and young people for it. With the development of the community homepage we want to connect students, teachers, parents and peace activists directly via forums and groups for a sustainable exchange of information and opinions and for cooperation. We see ourselves as an African-European learning community, in order to be able to cope with the big common and also the different challenges: Climate change, spread of war and terror, pandemics, growing division of the world into people with and without good prospects for life. We want to train ourselves and others to become multipliers who can help find humane solutions, solutions in the spirit of the UN Charter and the Declaration of Human Rights. With projects of development cooperation we contribute to improve living conditions directly and to show that we do not only talk but already change what we can change. Do our ideas and initiatives inspire you? It would be great if you join us. The more we become, the more effective we will be. ​ latest activities Going Back to School in Times of COVID-19 What hygienic best practice measures are necessary to minimize the spread of the virus in Ghanaian schools? " Learn more Support for the construction of a school toilet in Kobedi in Sunyani With our partner association in Ghana, our initiative in Germany was able to organize the construction of a toilet in a rural school and finance it with the help of German students. Learn more Political Awareness Project, Sunyani, Ghana To enable people to make the development of Ghana their cause in order to create a future worth living in Ghana and to make it clear to others that you can contribute to this through your own commitment and not just hope for a questionable future in Europe. Learn more Support for the establishment of a school library in Kwahu Praso In Kwahu Praso R / C Basic "A" School, the two associations support the establishment of a school library with the help of the students from Georg August Zinn School in Kassel. Learn more School project days file file3 9402380_m3w700h500v3366_dsc09337 file 1/11 For many years we were on tour nationwide for school project days. 500,000 schoolchildren have seen us. For a year now, Corona has brought our activities in this area to a standstill. But that does not mean that there are no longer any opportunities for African-European understanding. Our board member Eunice has set up a partner association with her former teacher colleagues in Ghana over the past few years. Together with him, we can now continue the communication work and even build bridges to students and teachers in Ghana. Learn more videos All Categories Play Video Play Video 02:52 Bob Marley: Überwinden wir den Untertanengeist, gestalten wir selbst eine Welt für uns! Play Video Play Video 02:02 The PeaceBand Black&White fördert freundschaftliche Beziehungen von Menschen verschiedener Ländern Play Video Play Video 03:45 Concert in Wanfried of our friends from Istra Play Video Play Video 30:51 5 March 2021 Play Video Play Video 02:01:40 TRADE IMBALANCE BETWEEN EU AND AU - RÜCKSICHTLOSE EU-HANDELSPOLITIK AUF KOSTEN AFRIKANISCHEN BAUERN Play Video Play Video Mit Musik einen Zugang zum Verständnis globaler Zusammenhänge schaffen Play Video Play Video 07:06 Die Musikgruppe der Initiative Black&White Play Video Play Video 26:05 Partnerschaftskreis Sunyani (Ghana): Projekt der Initiative Black&White Play Video Play Video 19:30 How to achieve Peaceful Elections in Ghana (Initiative Black & White)

  • Black and White Community buildup | Black and White

    Black & White Community Foren We want to create more exchange of information and opinions between people from Africa and Europe (and especially from Ghana and Germany) through joint African-German forums. We encourage people to post in these forums themselves, to read the posts of others and to comment on them. To the community forums Lets go Teams: Für Menschen, die nachhaltige Zusammenarbeit mit Menschen auf dem anderen Kontinent suchen, haben wir die Teams eingerichtet. Sie können den Informations- und Meinungsaustausch über die Foren fördern und organisieren. Sie können beraten, wie sie mehr Menschen in Afrika (zuerst Ghana) und Europa (zuerst Deutschland) dafür begeistern können, in persönlichen Kontakt zu kommen. Wir hoffen, so eine wirksame Kraft schaffen zu können, die zu friedlichen, gerechten und solidarischen Lebensbedingungen und Beziehungen beitragen kann. Go to the Community Teams Lets go Create African-European forums and teams With the establishment of African-European forums and teams, we want to promote more direct exchange of information and opinions and personal cooperation. So far, only a few people in Europe and Africa are in personal contact. What we know about each other is therefore mostly not shaped by our own experience. It has not been gained from our own relationships with people we trust or from our own experience. Prejudices from the long period of enslavement and colonial occupation are often still passed on through families. Schools and teachers are often not up to date either: Africa does not play a major role in their education for the most part. Media coverage is done by journalists who are usually equally influenced. In addition, lobby groups with economic interests in Africa, which is rich in raw materials and geostrategically important for the major powers, have more influence than representatives of peace and human rights. The one-sided reporting on the war against African Libya has clearly shown this. There is still no strong African-European learning and action community of people who use the values of the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Social Covenant and the UN Civil Covenant: Creating peace and decent living conditions for all, respecting the self-determination of all peoples, resolving all conflicts only by peaceful means. Internet, education level, knowledge of foreign languages and migrants who can build bridges make it possible to build such an African-European learning and action community. We want to contribute to this with the Black and White community and the forums and teams. Forums: We want to create more exchange of information and opinions between people from Africa and Europe (and first of all from Ghana and Germany) through joint African-German forums. We encourage people to post in these forums themselves, to read the posts of others and to comment on them. Teams (groups): For people who are looking for sustainable cooperation with people on the other continent, we have set up the teams. They can promote and organise the exchange of information and opinions through the forums. They can advise on how to inspire more people in Africa (Ghana first) and Europe (Germany first) to come into personal contact. We hope to be able to create an effective force that can contribute to peaceful, just and solidary living conditions and relations. Themes: We at the Black and White Initiatives have mainly been involved in schools in the past years. Therefore, we initially concentrated on bringing teachers, pupils and parents into contact through our relations in Germany and Ghana. We have also been active in peace issues and in migrant organisations. Here we hope to be able to create further networking. This year, we want to involve students and revive the North-South dialogue that the North-South Commission started in the 1970s and 1980s. And we want to use our networks in Germany and in Sunyani and Brong-Ahafo to bring people, organisations and institutions into contact. In the past years, we have created a foundation for new, equal relationships with our associations. Can we count on you to further consolidate and expand this through the forums and teams?

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